There are many people who seriously believe that Minnesota sports fans should have their heads examined. I am among them. The reason why people believe that Minnesota sports fans should have their heads examined is because every single year, Minnesota sports fans are among the most diehard, loyal fans there are. And, every single year Minnesota sports fans are left with a bitter taste in their mouth because their teams always seem to make it to the playoffs and then to lose. If fenneys flags, banners and signs sales anything related to Minnesota sports teams, it is guaranteed that every year a whole host of Minnesota fans will hop online to purchase these products.
The funny thing is that it does not matter whether we are talking about professional sports teams, or if we are talking about college teams, the outcome at the end of almost every year is the same. Either, the team has a horrible season and they when very few of their games, or the team has a phenomenal season, and then chokes when it gets time to try to qualify to play in the finals.
I think Brett Favre’s last game with the Minnesota Vikings was the perfect example of this. My wife and I had been outside of the country for the entire Minnesota Vikings football season that year. We return home in time to see the Vikings playing what seemed like it was going to be their final playoff game before making an appearance in the Super Bowl. The Minnesota Vikings were within 10 yards of being able to score a field goal. All that Brett Favre had to do once he got the ball in his hand was run 10 yards, and the Vikings kicker, who had had an almost perfect season, would have been able to guarantee the Vikings an appearance in the Super Bowl. However, what does Brett Favre do? He throws the football for an interception.